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Investors mull bank share sale boycott
AN INVESTOR boycott of government-owned bank shares could frustrate efforts to return Lloyds Banking Group back to the private sector, sources have warned (Scotsman).
Big job losses expected in financial services, says CBI
About 10,000 jobs may have been lost from the financial services sector in the last quarter, according to the CBI (BBC).
ENERGY & UTILITIES
Herkules boost for Petroleum Technology Company
Oil services firm Petroleum Technology Company (PTC), which has an operating base in Aberdeen, has been sold to a Norwegian private equity group (Scotsman).
FOOD, DRINK & AGRICULTURE
Farming: Building blocks there but plans under construction
Last week was tough. Marathon negotiating sessions in Europe are made no easier by their mangled use of the English language which seems to require the regular invention of new jargon to satisfy the complexities of the European Union (Scotsman).
Whirligro planter production starts after seed funding
A Scots champion of green business hopes to encourage people who live in urban areas to grow vegetables after winning £4000 crowdfunding to start production of a planter he developed (Scotsman).
Opencast taskforce to discuss restoration of mines
A taskforce set up after the collapse of a major Scottish coal-mining firm is set to discuss the restoration of opencast mines in Scotland. BBC)
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